upset she offered to buy the foreclosed house herself. steve harrigan in south florida. you don't have a free house, do you? i certainly don't, shepard. this is a strange law that goes back all the way to the 19th century. originally intended to apply to farmland though. not foreclosed multi-million-dollar mansions. back in the day people would go off to the city and leave their land abandoned and the land shouldn't be abandoned and the field should be worked or something grown on it a neighbor would move in and start working the land. after a period of time it's only right to make it their land. >> now, to keep up with his claim, this securitier who refers to himself as locy boy will have to make $40,000 a year payments in property taxes, shepard. >> shepard: you should go out and get you a free mansion? >> well, it's quite a risk, shepard certainly caused some controversy in this very toney neighborhood in boca raton. some the people we spoke to today good for him if he can pull it off. most of the neighbors are clearly extremely agitated at this situation. >> got to hand it to him.